Book the sitter, buy your tickets and get ready for a great time! The social event of the season, our Sunnyside School Foundation Auction is coming. Get ready for great food and drink, a silent auction, a live auction, live music and more, including the post-auction dance party!

This event is about celebrating the great community we have here, connecting with each other in a fun social setting, and supporting our kids and our school. This year the Auction will be raising funds for the Sunnyside Environmental School Foundation for additional school staffing.

Tickets will go on sale on February 2; $25 per ticket in advance, $30 per ticket at the door. (Each ticket includes dinner, entertainment and two drink tokens.) But first we need a number of things to help make this event a success:

  • First, we need goods, services and other items for the auction. Do you have a product or service to donate to the auction or a fun idea for the party boards? Do you have a vacation home you could offer for a weekend? Do you have a talent you could share and auction such as a fancy dinner or a music gig? Use our online form to let us know what you can donate or contact us via email at
  • Second, we need volunteers to help make all this happen. We need help procuring donations for the auction, promoting the event, selling tickets and generally helping make the event happen. Please check out the options and sign up for a volunteer spot at Auction Signup Genius or email Bert Dupré at if you can help now with donation procurement or marketing the event.
  • Most importantly, set the date on your calendar and invite the grandparents: February 21 at 6pm at The Laurelhurst Club at 3721 SE Ankeny.

Thanks for your help making this event a success! Follow along with plan-making and promotion on the Sunnyside Auction page on Facebook. It’s going to be fun!